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Dream Casting: Mr. Ed, The Motion Picture

I’ll have my people call your people.

1. Hello, this is Mr. Ed

Just to catch you up, Mr. Ed was a television show in the 1960’s. And it was amazing.

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2. Rumors have been circulating about a movie version of Mr. Ed for years. Lets cast it, shall we?

Oh thank you Mr. Ed, I see you already have a few ideas.

3. Ewan Mcgregor as Wilbur

Alan Lane, the original “Wilbur”, was great as both a dramatic actor as well as comedic, and to keep this film from becoming the next “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” its crucial that it be someone that has proven himself in both genres. If Ewan is booked, can we get Joseph Gordon-Levitt? He’s busy too? Ok, Nathan Fillion is great too.

Yeah, we thought about this a lot. But you just read an article about the 20 best hamburger toppings, so…yeah. Judge away.

5. Emma Stone as Carol, Wilbur’s Wife

In the original series Carol was a bit of what you’d expect from television in the 50’s and early 60s- pretty, petite, and clueless to the fact that her husband had a talking horse. That played chess….and ping pong….and rode surfboards…. so in a modern version Id hope she would ask a few more questions about why her husband was always in the barn. How perfect would Emma Stone be at portraying the beautiful devoted wife who wont take crap for her hubby and his horse?!

6. Bill Murray and Cate Blanchet as The Neighbors

I don’t have to explain this. Its Bill Murray and Cate Blanchet.

7. Finally, Mr. Ed Himself: John Goodman

We racked our brains on this one for awhile, and couldn’t think of anyone with a more perfect voice for the role. Cant you hear it now? “Awww shucks, kiss me, Wilbur!”

Ahem.

Sorry about that. Here’s a pic of Mr. Ed on a surf board:

8. See you at the movies!

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